Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

By: Speke, John Hanning

Price: NZ$398.75

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Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Rebacked, with most of original spine cloth laid down. Spine cloth rubbed and with some ripples. 1/2" chips to cloth along edges of corners of boards. Later endpapers. The title leaf with creasing and tears up to 1" at blank margins. Some foxing to title leaf. The folding map at rear with a large 4" tear at upper left, running through the caption and scale bars. Chips to blank margin of advertising leaf at rear. All illustrations and maps present. Binding a little shaken, with pages 419-430 loosened and standing a little proud from the text block. ; Stated "Second Edition" on title page. One volume edition. xxxi, [1], 658 pages + [2] pages advertisements + frontispiece + 24 plate leaves + 1 large folding map (with colour details). Green cloth boards with gilt illustration on spine and front board. Rebacked. Page dimensions: 222 x 139mm. The illustrations are mostly wood-engravings. Besides the full page plates, there are many more smaller wood-engraved illustrations in the text. The frontispiece and the plate facing page 420 are steel engravings. John Hanning Speke (1827-1864) attempted to establish Lake Victoria as being the source of the Nile.

Title: Journal of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile

Author Name: Speke, John Hanning

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Edinburgh, William Blackwood and Sons: 1864

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket

Seller ID: 19338